A manufacturing company in Arizona is behind a new program aimed at introducing careers in the industry to middle-school students in a local district. The program includes hands-on learning with robots and manufacturing products.
An Indiana career center helps a technology summer camp teach middle-schoolers about engineering, construction, welding and precision machining. Some students say they now plan to take career-center classes in high school.
High-school students at a Washington state community school focus largely on project-based learning. The projects, which students take ownership of, include the construction of a tiny house.
An influx of migrants and asylum-seekers is beneficial to a country's economy within five years, according to a study in Science Advances. Researchers based their findings on 30 years' worth of data collected from 15 Western European countries.
Hydrothermal vents found off the Azores are not as deep or remote as other deep-sea vents and may be home to new species. "This is an extraordinary discovery since this hydrothermal field is shallower than all others known in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge," said expedition co-leader Emanuel Goncalves.
Divers off the coast of Baja, Calif., videotaped a pod of killer whales slapping and killing a stingray, but not eating it, and experts say it's not that unusual. "Killer whales, and many predators, sometimes kill things that they don't eat; maybe for play, maybe just to keep their skill level tuned up," said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Robert Pitman.
Creatures that live above the Arctic Circle alter their resting behavior after the summer solstice to deal with the extreme daylight conditions. Semipalmated sandpiper pairs take turns sleeping in their nests, and reindeer sleep only when they have to digest food.
University of Florida assistant professor of nuclear engineering Assel Aitkaliyeva was awarded funding from the Energy Department under its Early Career Research Program. In total, 84 scientists received funding, with each receiving at least $150,000 a year for five years.
Some manufacturers in Connecticut are looking to hire students directly out of high school and college. Thomas Allen, head of the mechanical design and engineering technology department at one local high school, said the need for skilled workers is so great that in the past two years all of his high-school seniors had job offers.
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